We’re fast approaching the 3rd of March. A fairly ordinary day in most people’s calendars, but a pretty special day in ours because… it’s our birthday! On the 3rd of March 2012 we’ll reach the ripe old age of nine.
We didn’t want to let the day slip by without engaging in a bit of birthday fun, so we’re inviting each and every one of you to take part in our very own bumper version of the age-old party game, Pass the Parcel.
First things first, mark out the 2nd March 2012 in your diary (we know it’s the day before our actual birthday, but we thought you might appreciate a bit of light relief on a Friday.), and make sure you bookmark twitter.com/ThreeUK in your browser. That’s where you’ll be able to watch the action unfold live on video as it happens.
Our parcel is wrapped up in 333 layers of paper, for you to get one of those layers unwrapped, you’ll need to tweet the correct answer to one of the questions we’ll be posing between 9am and 3.33pm on Friday. We’ll need you to include the hashtag #ThreePassTheParcel, too. All the questions will be shown through our live video stream which will be at the top of our Twitter page but here’s an example:
@ThreeUK Who was the director of the film Nine? #ThreePassTheParcel
@YourName Guido Contini #ThreePassTheParcel
We’ll pick one random winner from everyone that’s tweeted a correct answer along with our hashtag, and we’ll peel away a layer of our giant parcel on your behalf. If we reveal a prize underneath, and you are the lucky winner, that’s what you’ll win.
There’s a twist though. Just like the original, in our game of Pass the Parcel not every layer holds a prize, so you’ll have to keep playing for the best chance of winning.
We’ve got 99 amazing mobile goodies to give away. Like the Nokia Lumia 710, BlackBerry 9790, LG Optimus 3D, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, accessories and loads more besides. We’ve even got a handful of Sony Xperia S smartphones to give away EXCLUSIVELY before they’re even available in the UK.
The grand prize hidden under layer 333 is a white 16GB iPad 2 and one of our very own high speed MiFis – a winning combination in anyone’s book. The best bit about our final round is that anyone who’s tweeted our hashtag #ThreePassTheParcel and a correct answer throughout the day has a chance at winning the grand prize.
Friday’s questions will be a mixed bag of mobile tech and general knowledge, so there’s something for everyone. We’ll have themed rounds so you can focus in on your specialist subject, but if you want to swat up on your smartphone knowledge, it wouldn’t hurt to have a rummage through the info on our three.co.uk product pages (that’s a hint, by the way!).
We’ll announce all winners on our live video stream on twitter.com/ThreeUK, so if you’re watching you’ll know if you’ve won there and then. We’ll also re-contact all winners by Monday 5th so that we can pop your prizes in the post.